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Braves extend contracts of GM Wren, manager Gonzalez

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- After announcing long-term extensions for multiple Atlanta Braves players over the past few weeks, the organization set its sights on management. The contracts of general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez were recently extended, the team announced Wednesday morning. Braves president John Schuerholz declined to reveal the terms of the deals,...
Via Fox Sports South
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves are rolling, but Gonzalez wants more

Manager Fredi Gonzalez is delighted with the Atlanta Braves' 6 1/2-game lead in the NL East. Now Gonzalez wants to see his team put together more winning streaks and farther distance itself from the second-place Washington Nationals. With the Braves beginning a three-game home series on Tuesday against the woeful Miami Marlins, Gonzalez is hoping for vast improvement in Atlanta...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Military tribute provides healing, perspective for persons involved

ATLANTA -- Looking into Fredi Gonzalez's office, on the leftmost wall sits a cluster of yellow dots on a map of Iraq. The dots surround Basrah, Iraq's second-largest city that sits in the country's southeastern corner near Kuwait, each one representing a base camp Gonzalez visited back in 2010 as a member of the Florida Marlins organization. With Marlins president of...
Via Fox Sports South
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves Need Big Picture Focus

The Atlanta Braves have a seven game lead in the NL East over the Washington Nationals and eight over the Philadelphia Phillies.  There is still a long way to go in the season and a division title cannot be taken for granted. But if the Braves want to make it to the World Series in 2013, they need to keep their eyes on the big picture.  A division title shouldn’t be the prime...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Tim Hudson ponders Memorial Day loss to Toronto

Tim Hudson helped the Atlanta Braves do anything but celebrate on Memorial Day after the pitcher was rocked by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday. Hudson surrendered six runs in six innings as Atlanta cruised to a 9-3 defeat. Tim Hudson told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he has to get it together after losing three straight. Please click here to read/watch this story. The...
Via Players View
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Gonzalez off to daughter's graduation

Fredi Gonzalez is leaving the Atlanta Braves for a whirlwind, cross-country trek back to Georgia. After managing Thursday night's series opener at San Francisco, Gonzalez is set to depart from the Bay Area at 6 a.m. on Friday so he can arrive in Statesboro, Ga., in time to attend his daughter's graduation from Georgia Southern first thing Saturday morning. He will fly from...
Via Fox Sports
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Fredi Gonzalez lighting a fire?

When read out of context and without an appreciation for tongue-in-cheek humor, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez might appear to be kicking off spring training in a foul mood. Of course, he's notat least not yet. He has a World Series contender on paper, and his hopes and spirits have been high throughout the offseason. But that didn't stop him from sending a few barbs out...
Via Fox Sports South
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves exercise option on manager Gonzalez

Frank Wren might be doing some holiday shopping in Nashville, but he made sure to take care of his teams leader in the meantime. The Atlanta Braves executive vice presdent and general manager announced Wednesday afternoon that the team exercised its one-year club option on manager Fredi Gonzalez. Gonzalez, who was also in Nashville at this weeks Winter Meetings, is now signed through...
Via Fox Sports South
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Gonzalez, Braves return to 5-man rotation

The grand experiment lasted only one time through the rotation. Manager Fredi Gonzalez wanted to use six starters for the final two weeks of August to help the Braves survive a stretch of 20 games in 20 days and also to audition the starters for Septembers five-man staff. The plan had to be scrapped after the first time through the rotation because Ben Sheets developed a sore shoulder...
Via Fox Sports South
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Gonzalez might turn to a six-pack in rotation

Thursday's day off allowed manager Fredi Gonzalez to give everyone in the Braves' rotation a extra day of rest, always welcome at this time of year. It's especially welcome now, as the Braves begin a streak of 20 games in 20 days. Because of that, there's an outside chance that Gonzalez may go to a six-man rotation for that stretch of games. It depends on right...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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